The 1917 Standing Liberty quarters are rare and valuable, especially in uncirculated condition. Keep reading to learn more about these silver coins.

1917 Quarter

Specifications

Type: Standing Liberty Quarter
Year: 1917
Face Value: $0.25
Composition: 90% silver, 10% copper
Silver Weight: 5.62 grams
Total Weight: 6.25 grams
Current Silver Bullion Value: $3.22

This was a special year for the Standing Liberty quarter because two types were minted: type 1 and type 2. The coin's designer made a few changes in 1917 to create the type 2 design. These changes were minor and both versions look about the same. But the main way to tell the difference is to look at the reverse side of the coin where the type 2 quarter has three stars below the flying eagle.

Each type has different mint varieties which included coins with no mint mark, and also the 'D' and 'S' varieties. The mint mark can be found on the front side of the coin on the botton left side. Type 1 quarters are more rare and more valuable, although it depends on the mink mark. See the table below for mintage details.

Series Location Quantity Minted
1917 Type 1 Philadelphia 8,792,000
1917 D Type 1 Denver 1,509,200
1917 S Type 1 San Francisco 1,952,000
1917 Type 2 Philadelphia 13,880,000
1917 D Type 2 Denver 6,224,400
1917 S Type 2 San Francisco 5,522,000

Value

The value in circulated condition is worth a lot more than its weight in silver. But just for reference, the scrap silver value for this coin is $3.22 as of September 19, 2019. This scrap value is calculated from the current silver spot price of $17.83 per ounce.

The 1917 type 1 quarter with no mint mark is valued at around $25-35 in very good condition. In extremely fine condition the value is around $55-65. The price is significantly higher in uncirculated condition where this coin sells in the $290-400 range.

The 1917 D type 1 quarter is more rare and more valuable. In very good condition the value is around $80. In extremely fine condition the price is around $140-165. These coins in uncirculated condition sell for a lot of money with a price of around $500-600.

The 1917 S type 1 quarters are also rare. In very good condition the value is around $60-70. In extremely fine condition the price is around $130. In uncirculated condition the values rises to around $335-500.

The 1917 type 2 quarter with no mint mark is the least rare for the entire 1917 quarter series, but it can still be valuable depending on the condition. In very good condition the value is around $22. In very fine condition the price rises to around $65. In uncirculated condition these coins each sell for around $300.

Lastly the 1917 D type 2 quarters and the 1917 S type 2 quarters have similar mintages and similar values. In very good condition the value for each coin ranges from $35-55. In extremely fine condition the price is around $130-150 per coin. In uncirculated condition the price is around $300-400 per coin.


See also:

1918 Quarter
1916 Standing Liberty Quarter